• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Australian wool production to ease in 2014/15

    The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast a decline in production to 328 million kg greasy for the 2014/15 season, down 3.7% ... Read More

  • Man-made Fibres & Yarns
    Man-made Fibres & Yarns

    Political and economic conditions impede MMF industry

    Mr Friedrich Weninger of the Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute in Vienna opened last week’s 53rd Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn MFC), reflecting ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    True survivor

    Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN to hold second conference on digital printing for home textiles at Heimtextil

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to run a second edition of the European Digital Textile Conference – Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors – ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Colombia's diaper cartel crackdown

    Colombia is tackling fresh allegations of price-fixing – this time in the diaper industry. By James Bargent in Medellín Read More


UKFT appoints new chairman for 2015

By Kamelia Kountcheva 17 September 2014 17:01

The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has announced that chairman Peter Lucas will be stepping down as of May 2015. Mr Lucas, who has held the position since 2008, is not seeking re-election for the 2015 term.

Solvay to extend joint Butachimie venture for further 99 years

By Kamelia Kountcheva
17 September 2014 15:35

Solvay has extended its joint venture with the Invista group, Butachimie, for an additional 99 years and is participating in the creation of a Chalampé, ‘industrial platform’ in France.

TenCate consortium receives €1.5m development subsidy

By Marianne Curtis 17 September 2014 15:06

The Province of Overijssel has granted a €1.5m development subsidy to a consortium headed by TenCate for the innovation centre, The Factory of the Future. The size of the project amounts to approximately €6m.

Invista Seaford site celebrates 75 years

By Kamelia Kountcheva 17 September 2014 13:12

Invista’s Seaford site in Delaware, US, which manufactures nylon-based products like fabric for military uniforms, engineered polymers for automotive applications and fibres for carpets and airbags, celebrates its 75th anniversary this...



India Focus: Honing India’s technical textile vision

By Munish Tyagi 16 September 2014 09:42

The technical textiles sector is one of the most innovative branches of the industry in the world, ranking as one of the five high tech sectors with the greatest potential for driving the textile industry in countries such as India and...

Weak rand boosts South Africa's wool market

By Jonathan Dyson 15 September 2014 11:17

This week’s market benefited from good demand and a weaker rand on the day, with the Cape Wools’ Merino indicator gaining 1.9% on the previous week to close at R 115.44 per kilo clean.



Schlafhorst study highlights winding performance

By John Scrimshaw 12 September 2014 11:58

Schlafhorst has released details of a comparative study, in which its Schlafhorst Technology Center set out to discover the comparative productivity potential of the company’s Autoconer winding technology when used in conjunction with its...

Test tightens up to beat afterflame

By Arlene Lawler 11 September 2014 09:34

The aggravation of a lingering afterflame has become a thing of the past since the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) revised its standard test method for flame resistance.



Print designer finds a woollen winner

By Arlene Lawler 17 September 2014 16:13

As furnishing-fabrics designer Jane Walker enjoys her first solo exhibition appearance this week, it seems the she may have found a solution to her problem of digitally printing on wool.



Executive Market Report - 15th September 2014

By Jonathan Dyson 15 September 2014 17:23

A detailed review of movements in fibre, yarn and fabric prices from the previous week, along with changes in production costs.


Web Watch

Toward making lithium-sulfur batteries a commercial reality for a bigger energy punch

From Nanotechnology News 17 September 2014 22:00

Home > Press > Toward making lithium-sulfur batteries a commercial reality for a bigger energy punch Abstract: A fevered search for the next great high-energy, rechargeable battery technology is on. Scientists are now reporting...........

Cambodian garment workers press factories for pay rise

From Channel NewsAsia 17 September 2014 20:30

Cambodian trade unionists and hundreds of garment workers on Wednesday (Sep 17) launched a campaign for a monthly pay hike, turning up the pressure on factories ahead of looming wages talks. ...........

European shares end higher as Fed statement seen less hawkish

From Business Recorder 17 September 2014 20:30

LONDON: European equities advanced in cautious trading on Wednesday on expectations that the US Federal Reserve may signal after a meeting later in the day that it will continue to keep interest rates low for a longer period............